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#1 Cestus

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 02:53 PM

I use these on my glasses. They say they are also good for optics. Anyone use these?



#2 Yarddog

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 03:09 PM

A year or so back Walmart was clearing these out, I think 50 cents for a box of 100. They are inside individually sealed foil packets. Also clearing out Zeiss clean screen gel spray.

 

I have use the wipes a few times. They were already moist so did not use the spray. Seem to be fine. The pictures on the spray bottle show nothing but tv, computer screens etc. so I guess they may not be intended for lenses. I have used the spray on tv screens, and it seems to leave a bit of oily residue which I eventually get off by using bounty paper towels and 91% alcohol. Probably OK for eyeglasses.



#3 Mike G.

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 03:25 PM

I bought some a while back and could never get them to not leave streaks.  still have about 3/4 of a box somewhere.  they are fine on EP's and don't affect the coatings but I couldn't deal with the streaks.  just use 91% Alcohol and windex if the alcohol doesn't work.  on mirrors I finish up with ROR.


Edited by Mike G., 04 August 2020 - 03:28 PM.

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#4 Tangerman

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 03:26 PM

As long as you get dust off first, they should be fine. I've used them a couple of times. If you don't get dust off and you're not gentle, the dust could scratch something, depending on how fragile an optic or coating is.



#5 NDfarmer

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 05:53 PM

I bought some a while back and could never get them to not leave streaks.  still have about 3/4 of a box somewhere.  they are fine on EP's and don't affect the coatings but I couldn't deal with the streaks.  just use 91% Alcohol and windex if the alcohol doesn't work.  on mirrors I finish up with ROR.

This is my experience also, they like to smear and do not leave a good surface.  I find then I use some other lens cleaner to finish

the job.  

I end up using my proper lens cloth to finish up.

 

But then again for some users, "they are better than nuthin, honey"..smile.gif

 

Jerry


Edited by NDfarmer, 04 August 2020 - 05:56 PM.

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#6 Cestus

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 09:36 AM

Thanks all.



#7 Rich V.

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Posted 05 August 2020 - 10:11 AM

I think you're still better off with a Rocket blower, camel hair brush, Kimwipes and a quality cleaning product like Purosol.

 

Zeiss wipes in a pinch, I suppose, but best for eyeglasses and household screens in my mind.

 

Rich


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